THE MACHINISATION OF MAN AND THE HUMANISATION OF MACHINES
Paolo Benanti, Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and expert in bioethics, technology ethics and human adaptation; Miguel Benasayag, French naturalised Argentine philosopher and psychoanalyst. Introduced by Marco Aluigi, Deputy Director & Congress Manager Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples Foundation.
Do men and women still possess that singularity, that is typical of living creatures, of which Benasayag speaks? Or do they, also thanks to all the new medical, hardware and software technologies, increasingly resemble machines? The latest generation of machines, the first androids and robots, are at the same time increasingly resembling human beings. What is the distinction? And what will let us preserve our uniqueness, and our passion for what we actually are?